USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Predicating an escapist romantic comedy on a realistic tragedy requires a nimble touch at the helm. Perhaps if Life had been made by, say, James Brooks, it would have worked.
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By Michelle Orange
Despite these two actors' decent - and occasionally very charming - performances the film stacks the odds of the audience caring about Heigl and Duhamel against a narrative vacuum that favors eye candy and cheap effect over emotional logic.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Although wholly predictable in its every beat and featuring bland, unremarkable WASPs as romantic leads, "Life" is not without its charms.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
With pratfalls and teardrops, the film swings from sitcom to sit-dram.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The movie's name is Life as We Know It, but that seems incomplete. The predicate's missing. The full sentence should be "Life as we know it is over," i.e., nuked by the sudden and irreversible arrival of a human infant.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Life as We Know It gives bland and predictable a good name.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The sisters who play Sophie are adorable. And if you happen to be a sleep-deprived parent yourself, there are worse ways to catch a two-hour nap.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie will surely find an audience, since it speaks to young people's anxieties about marriage and parenting. But what are two particularly engaging performers doing in a dump of a comedy like this?
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's something about Holly: She's the most ridiculous, irritating, two-dimensional rom-com heroine since...Katherine Heigl's last rom-com.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is crap as we know it, a 113 minute package of romcom suck.
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39 out of 100
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